Blogs tagged "stories"

Telling America’s Stories with Quilts

Harriet Powers’s pictorial quilt 1898. Wikimedia Commons.
“We Americans have adopted quilts as a symbol of what we value about ourselves and our national history,” —Laurel Horton, “Speaking of Quilts: Voices from the Late 20th century.”Read More »
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Notes from NCTE 2014: Stories as Landscapes of Knowing

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, "Apollo Pursuing Daphne" c. 1755/1760
This past weekend seven thousand English teachers, professors, and scholars from across the country converged on National Harbor in Washington, D.C., to explore the many dimensions of story as the landscape of knowing—story as literary and informational text; story as cross-disciplinary collaborations; story as multiple literacies and genres; story as memory and identity; story as teacher knowledge and research; story as community and culture, story as marginalization; and story as resistance. Read More »
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Back to School 2014 with EDSITEment

Boy at library table writing
The dog days and cat nights of summer are behind us!School bells and homework assignments beckon! *PARCC on the horizonOutdoor temperatures may have cooled, but all across the nation teachers find themselves in the hot seat. For most states, 2014 will be the first school year that the Common Core State Standards will be both fully implemented and tested.Read More »
Categories Closer Readings